Request2Action is a project across nine European countries co-funded by the European Commission. Its focus is on how data from Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), alongside other data, can be used to promote home energy efficiency.
Governments, organisations, private companies and individual households all have a different role to play in making Europe's homes energy efficient. Each of these groups can benefit from better data about the opportunity for energy saving - how much can different types of homes save by installing different energy efficiency measures? Information collected in the preparation of EPC are a rich source of data and Request2Action particularly aims to make this data widely available.
Request2Action involves pilot projects focused on the following areas:
- Monitoring the uptake of EPC recommendations
- Enhancing self-assessment advice for householders - how much can I save in MY home
- Providing effective data from EPCs to different organisations and companies, who need to understand the energy saving opportunity in their country or region
- Developing national hubs that will make data available and provide other relevant information and link supply & demand side stakeholders
The partners involved in Request2Action are the national energy agencies (or equivalent) for Italy, Portugal, Austria, Scotland, Greece, Poland, Netherlands and Slovakia. The leading Belgian technical agency, VITO, is also a partner.